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School of Medicine Greenville

Healthy Greenville 2036 announces initial grants

GREENVILLE, SC (August 29, 2017)The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees on Tuesday announced the first grant recipients of Healthy Greenville 2036, its landmark $80 million 20-year pledge to help make Greenville County the healthiest county in America by 2036. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville has been named as a recipient of one of the nine grants.

A grant totalling $2.06 million will be dispersed over four years to a coalition, led by the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation, that will provide scholarships to USC School of Medicine Greenville students specially trained in areas such as lifestyle medicine or in addiction or substance misuse. Other coalition members include FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) Greenville and Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Institute, which will offer training in healthy nutrition and even meal planning. The grant will directly enhance the medical school's newly implemented Distinction Tracks: High-value Care, Performance Improvement and Population Health; and Lifestyle Medicine. 

For more information regarding this announcement, visit Greenville Health System's Newsroom.

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